PebbleCreek Quilters


Ryan House - Open doors, open hearts

Dear Ms. Lawrence and the PebbleCreek Quilters:

Thank you!  We received your in-kind donation to Ryan House.  Your generosity means the world to our children and families.

Over and above receiving world-class medical care, our children receive laughter, joy, fun, love and normative childhood experiences, such as swimming and singing, which improve their quality of live and are memories of a lifetime.  Your gift makes this all possible.  

Thank you again for your commitment to Ryan House mission.  We welcome your continued involvement with us.  

Tracy Leonard-Warner, Executive Director

PS Thank you for all the love & time you have given in maikng the quilts and pocket holder for our kids! 

A YEAR IN REVIEW - JUNE 2018


Articles in PebbleCreek Post by Marlene Kuskie
Thank you cards


Article in PebbleCreek Post by Marlene Kunskie

PC Quilters Spring Luncheon A Success

Over 90 members of the PC Quilters gathered April 16, 2018 in the Tuscany Ballroom to enjoy social time, share their latest quilting projects, listen to a speaker and participate in an auction of an antique quilt from Sue Godwin’s estate. 

The highlight of the Spring 2018 Luncheon was a presentation and trunk showing by Mary  McElvian.   Mary shared her experiences in owning a quilt store and now as the author of several quilting books and patterns.  It was fascinating to see how a quilt presented when the same pattern was used but different color waves of fabrics were used.  She works closely with her daughter in creating and publishing their works.

The showing of quilts continued with “Show and Tell’ by club members.  This is always a highlight at every meeting.  Everyone looks forward to the latest in creations as well as those projects that have waited to be finished  for a lengthy time.  Everyone is encouraged to check out the photos on our website AT   pebblecreekquilters.org.  Seeing fellow members creations sparks everyone to plan their next quilting project.

In addition to a delicious lunch, door prizes were given and others were recognized such as the winners of the Viewer's Choice from the Spring 2018 Quit Show, community service projects in progress or completed and continuing education workshops.

Article In PebbleCreek Post by Marlene Kuskie

PC Quilters Expand Their Quilting Skills

Quilting is not what it was.  Our grandmothers and mothers pieced their quilts and then often asked others to help them hand quilt in the large frame.  Or they might have had the local church ladies hand quilt it for a fee.  Modern quilters still often have others with skills using a longarm sewing machine quilt their quilts for a fee based on the size of the quilt and the intricacies of quilting.  Quilts in competition are mostly quilted by machine, using either a domestic machine or a long arm. 

PC quilters are fortunate that they own a long arm machine in the fiber arts room in the Creative Arts Center.  It is available for certified members to use to machine quilt their own projects and charity quilts that are given to five charities in the West Valley.  The art of using the longarm machine has grown the past five-ten years.  So with that has come the desire to expand quilting skills beyond using pantographs (patterns that are followed).  Free motion quilting is when the quilter designs and creates the patterns which are different for every quilt.

Roberta Penchina moved to PebbleCreek a year ago from Vermont.  In Vermont she owned her own longarm and custom quilted for others.  On April 20, Roberta taught a class using rulers and simple templates to create detailed designs using the longarm machine.  Participants then experimented using the rulers and templates to refine their skills.  The talents of our members and their willingness to share without cost continues to be appreciated by everyone.

A thank you card received with a copy of the PC Post article about helping foster children:

Dear Donna:

You are amazing - giving back so much to our community!  No wonder it is such a beautiful place to live!

Thanks for all you do.  God bless you always.

Blessings & Love, Ed & Barb